Worcestershire County Council has welcomed the news that Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has been taken out of quality special measures.
The trust which manages the Worcestershire Royal, Alexandra and Kidderminster hospitals in the county has been recognised for significant improvements in safety and the quality of patient care by NHS England and NHS Improvement.
Staff at the trust were also praised for providing safe and high quality care for patients.
Councillor John Smith, Chairman of the Worcestershire Health and Wellbeing Board, said: “This is great news and is testament to the hard work and dedication that has been put in over recent years.
“This is a very important step forward for the trust and I would like to thank everyone for helping to deliver these improvements.
“The County Council will continue to work very closely with the trust and our other health partners in the county to ensure that we see continued improvement for our patients.”